How to Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings in Windows 10
InformationIf you make customizations to your Task Manager settings, i.e. add columns, change sort order, set per tab options, and many others, a New Build update or a clean install will reset all values to the default values. An Explorer crash may also reset these values. It can be time consuming and tedious to setup all your settings again, particularly in the Details display.
This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your Task Manager settings for your account in Windows 10.
- Option One: To Backup (export) your Task Manager Settings
- Option Two: To Restore (import) your Task Manager Settings
OPTION ONETo Backup (export) your Task Manager Settings
Open a Run dialog box with WIN key+R. Type regedit and click OK.
Navigate to this registry key:
Right click "TaskManager", and click "Export".
Choose a location and name for your saved entries. Note the branch is defaulted to the current key, "TaskManager". Leave as is. Press "Save" to save your file.
Move or copy your saved registry entries to an external drive/folder/thumb drive for safe keeping.
OPTION TWOTo Restore (import) your Task Manager Settings
Right-click the .reg file (your saved file from Step Four above), and click "Merge".
(Note: This step can be done from the media you saved the .reg file on. It does not have to be copied to the OS drive first)
At the next 2 prompts, click YES and OK.
All your saved Task Manager settings will now be available in the new build/clean install.
NoteYou do not need to log off/on or restart your computer for these changes to take affect.
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